Category Archives: Families

The Mother and Child Reunion

Obviously Paul Simon had mommy issues. “Mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned.” “The first thing I remember, I was lying in my bed/ I couldn’t’ve been no more than one or two/ … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother Me with the Facts; I want Fads

Everyone knows the joke about the person who does not want to be “bothered” with the facts. A January 20, 2014 Time magazine article is startling in its honesty that people aren’t interested in facts but fads….This from a magazine … Continue reading

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My Spirit Rejoices Regardless of Who Said It

At the most recent ACELC conference I met a layman. I will call him Leon for that is his name and he would not shrink from being identified.  He was at a conference recently where the Reverend Doctor Jeffery Kloha … Continue reading

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“These are Men Who Jump and Die”

For weeks, maybe months, in 1966 while my mom was shopping for groceries I was at the soda fountain in the Muir’s drug store with my father listening as Barry Saddler sang the “Ballad of the Green Berets.” One of … Continue reading

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Boom! Changes Everything

Fox has a new summer show titled Boom! and does it change everything? No, it shows everything really has changed.

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I’m NOT Looking for Something in Green

There is a song from 1990 by Lorrie Morgan and it’s worth listening to. “I’m looking for something in Red” is the title, but the second stanza is what I write of. It goes. “I’m looking for something in green/ Something … Continue reading

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More Computing Power than it took to get to the Moon

How many times have you heard that a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, and now I suppose a smartphone has more computing power than they had to get to the moon? I don’t know about that one way or the other. I do … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Damned

This is the title of a 1976 movie and 1974 book based on a true WWII era event. A ship with over 900 Jews sailed from Germany to Cuba in 1939 because of the rising tide of anti-Semitism.  Cuba wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Ever learning, but…

You know when a person says something and then says “but” that he is about to modify, and usually in a bad way, what he has just said.  You would think “ever learning” has got to be a good thing.  Not … Continue reading

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A Little Yeast, a Little Hole, a Little Pregnant

What do yeast, holes, and pregnancy have in common?  There really is no such thing as a “little” of any of these, and if nothing is done they will only get bigger.  Sane people want the mother to grow bigger … Continue reading

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